It’s been a minute since I’ve posted an update on the garden and my has it grown. Our peas are dying off now and we are about to plant a second bunch in about 2 more weeks.
The tomato plants are thriving in the garden, at a height of 5′ now with all tomato plants that were planted in the ground. The Marglobe tomato plant is the only one we didn’t transplant & it’s producing tomatoes and new flowers still. Unfortunately, I did find a bamboo shoot growing up under one of the Cherokee Purple tomato plants. I chopped it down, but still need to keep a close eye on new shoots arriving in the garden bed. Apparently, earlier this spring when we began rehabbing the soil in the garden bed, we missed a bamboo rhizome.
The bell pepper plant is finally gaining some height. I’m sure we won’t get much from it this year as these plants take longer to fully develop, but maybe next spring! The winters here usually aren’t too rough.
We are also watching our Cantaloupe, Pumpkin & Water Melon plants grow at a very fast rate. Overnight on average, the Pumpkin plant alone grows about 2-3 inches longer. Give a plant enough dirt, and it can thrive anywhere. We discovered that about pumpkins last year when we found one growing in the cracks of the sidewalk in front of our house. It never produced a pumpkin, but it did produce a beautiful bunch of flowers!
We decided to fill in the remaining space in the garden bed with herbs. Hopefully none of them will over run the bed. Currently we have 3 varieties of basil (lemon, sweet & Italian), 2 varieties of mint and Lovage.